Disability in the Industrial Revolution: Pitmen, Politicians, Activists, and Artists

- FREE
Print of 18th-19th century water and steam mills near a river in a hilly landscape.
Book now

Find out more about the disability campaigners of the Industrial Revolution.

This is an online event hosted on Zoom. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access.

For better and worse, the Industrial Revolution transformed the modern world: creating unparalleled wealth, unprecedented population growth, and extremely dangerous working conditions for labourers. Loss of life in these industries is well known, but the full scale of disablement as a result of workplace accidents has only recently been acknowledged.

In this fascinating discussion, leading disability historian Dr David Turner speaks to historian and activist Dr Amy Kavanagh about the central role disability campaigners played in factory reform and unravels a sweeping history of activists, artists, politicians and pitmen.

The British Library is a charity. Your support helps us open up a world of knowledge and inspiration for everyone. Donate today.

Details

Name: Disability in the Industrial Revolution: Pitmen, Politicians, Activists, and Artists
Where: Online
When: -
Price:Free
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk
Book now

* Please note that there is a £1.50 transaction fee when tickets are posted, or for telephone sales when an e-ticket is requested.